Business owner whose shop was destroyed slams rioters: "You said black lives matter — look what you did to my store"

by Laura Mize · Jun 3rd, 2020 11:48 am
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An elderly, black businesswoman in the Bronx gave an impassioned speech for the people who destroyed her store in recent looting.

"Look what you did to my store," she fumed in a video posted on Twitter and YouTube recently. As she spoke, the woman pointed inside the destroyed building behind her.

Footage showed walls torn open, wires dangling, and debris strewn everywhere. More debris was piled on the sidewalk.

"Look at the things you've done. Look. We've been here all night cleaning up. All night cleaning," the woman, who said she is a co-owner of the store, continued. "Tell me Black Lives Matter. You lied. You wanted to loot the store. You needed money? Get a job -- like I do. Stop stealing. This is a neighborhood. We're trying to build it up and you're tearing it down."

? Looting continued overnight Tuesday in New York City, despite an 8 p.m. curfew.

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